Foundation Refresh

FOUNDATIONCOVER

Every now and then you have to hit the refresh button on your makeup staples. For Summer I had to ditch, only momentarily, my Makeup For Ever HD foundation for something new. I had to try the TARTE Amazonian Clay 12 HR Full Coverage SPF 15 foundation, whew that’s a lengthy name. I’m loving my new foundation! I like that it already has a sunscreen into the formula, and that is great for living South Florida where the sun is a BEAST! The Amazonian clay formula packs 5 benefits that attracted me to this foundation: nuetralizes complexion, longevity (hence the 12-hr), combined with the pigments give a true color, broad color spectrum, and sustainable harvesting for the ingredients (for more info about Amazonian clay visit here).

I also bought the Clean Slate Flawless 12-hr Brightening Primer. I’ve been loyal to my Revlon Primer, but I decided to change the type of primer I usually go for. My former primer targeted pore appearance. This primer is an illuminating formula. This works well for those who deal with hyper-pigmentation since it will brighten the skin and even tone.

See my updated foundation routine below. I have an awesome application method that you’ll love!

*Both products were personally purchased from Sephora.

Style Snapshot: What I Wore to Work

photo (28)I love that it’s my job to look at the trends and breathe new life into wardrobes and getting the most use out of a closet! This week at work that’s exactly what I wanted to show! Dressing and incorporating trends shows people in REAL LIFE that trends are fun to wear and can Β be incorporated into your closet. I love neon, battenburg lace,denim and vertical stripes and decided to pair them together. Lucky for me I have both already available in my closet πŸ˜‰

Why does this work? Think of these pieces separately, if you hesitate to put them together… DON’T! Β A look like this is all about the harmony of texture, color, and print. Right now summer trends all incorporate texture, color, and print!Β The tool that can pull many looks together and make them easy to wear is a denim jacket and/or denim vest. A denim jacket is my go-to for daytime. With an outfit like this I can ditch the jacket for sleek black pumps after work and I’m ready to grab a drink with a friend or even an impromtu date.

GRAB MY STYLE HERE!!! TopΒ , Skirt Β (no longer available but found another great one), Denim Jacket, and Simple Flat.

What’s In My Bag?

So in a change of pace I decided to not film a usual or tutorial and film a little video so you can see a little more of my personality! Plus my skin has needed a little TLC lately, i.e. hormones affecting my skin. So get to know me and my favorite bag, Rebecca Minkoff Swing Bag. I’ve been carrying this bag for about 2 months; I absolutely love the design and the use I get out of it. So go ahead watch the video so you can get to know me and my purse a little better!